Flora Pettit is pleased to announce that six of its attorneys have been honored by selection for inclusion in the 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters business. Four of Flora Pettit’s attorneys have been recognized for inclusion in the “Virginia Super Lawyers” list and two of its attorneys have been named to the “Virginia Rising Stars” list. Super Lawyers annually selects lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement through a rigorous process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. To be selected as a Rising Star, lawyers must either be 40 years old or younger, or have been in practice for 10 years or fewer.
Flora Pettit news and past speaking engagements are listed below.
Flora Pettit congratulates Richard Howard-Smith on his election to the governing Council of the Virginia State Bar (VSB) for the 16th Judicial Circuit for a three-year term. The 16th Judicial Circuit encompasses the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Madison, Greene, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Goochland, Louisa, Orange and Culpeper. The VSB was created in 1938 by the Virginia General Assembly as an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia. The VSB is governed by its Council, consisting of 81 members: 65 lawyers elected from the 31 circuits throughout the Commonwealth, as well as nine at-large members appointed by the Supreme Court of Virginia, four conference chairs, and three officers. The mission of the Virginia State Bar is: (1) to protect the public, (2) to regulate the legal profession of Virginia, (3) to advance access to legal services, and (4) to assist in improving the legal profession and the judicial system. Richard is also currently serving his second term on the VSB’s Board of Governors for its Trust & Estates Section. Flora Pettit and Richard are proud to serve in support of the mission of the Virginia State Bar and the citizens of the Commonwealth.
Flora Pettit is Pleased to Announce That Thomas B. Gladin Has Joined the Law Firm in its Harrisonburg Office
Thomas Gladin focuses his practice on commercial real estate, secured financing, title matters, Section 1031 exchanges, and business matters. Thomas formerly served as a Circuit Court Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward A. Robbins, Jr. of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit of Virginia and interned at the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Thomas’ judicial clerkship experience provides him with a unique and practical perspective on his client’s legal issues. Following his judicial clerkship Thomas practiced with a mid-sized Virginia law firm in the Tidewater area of Virginia, focusing on real estate transactions and related matters. Thomas earned his undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and his law degree from the Regent University School of Law.
Due to multiple questions received from clients concerning potential changes to estate tax exemption levels, Flora Pettit has provided the following general alert. Clients are encouraged to discuss their particular circumstances with one of Flora Pettit’s many estate planning and wealth transfer attorneys.
Flora Pettit proudly announces that fourteen of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2020 “Legal Elite” survey conducted annually by Virginia Business magazine. Statewide, only 4.2% or 1,377 lawyers of the approximately 32,314 active Virginia State Bar members were named this year.
Scott M. Raney & Shannon A. Temlak Have Joined the Cville Chamber Rising Professionals Steering Committee
Young professionals in the Charlottesville area have a new opportunity for networking with their peers and building business connections. The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce has launched Cville Chamber Rising Professionals, a business networking group focused on people under 40. Chamber members have jumped in to help organize the group and provide leadership.